Flowers, Watercolour

"Your blood was his kinetic spark"
May Triptych
by Isabel Chenot

"The white snow still, untrodden"
May Triptych II
by Isabel Chenot


"Her melodic greeting on the other end of the phone"
Resetting the Aperture
by Gloria Jean Viglione

"Bright red anemones, clusters of pink columbine, white-pink asphodel, 
tangles of mustard weed
I Fly to Israel for My Mother’s 84th Birthday
by Lori Levy

Flashes of his birth, laying him in a bassinet,
Rite of Passage
by Claire Scott

""Knead and turn to the rhythm of your life""
Grandmother’s Bread
by Wilda Morris

"Serene as Mother Teressa"
Do All Mothers have Super Powers? 
by Jane Lang  

"The baby finally smiled again"
pandemic baby
by Wilda Morris

""Mom, in bib overalls and straw hat""
Picket Fence
by Michael Escoubas

"The grass below stirred up against a breeze"
by MFrost Delaney

"Loss filled me not
with anger but with rage"
Mom Remembered
by Mark Fleisher

Old Business
by Joyce Gregor

"While I listen wondering whether I will see you"
We FaceTime

by Deenaz P. Coachbuilder

Picket fence

"Your toddlerhood was toppled by the flu pandemic"
Letter to Mother During the Pandemic of 2020
by Wilda Morris


"Will you still turn your faces toward the sun?"
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

"He knew it was her favorite"
Kitchen Table (a Triolet)
by Gloria Jean Viglione

"A man passes by"
The Happy Flower

by Annie Jenkin

"The early glow of a spring sun"
Serenaded by Sunflowers
by Mark Fleisher

"The exuberance of fecund, flowery summer had reached its height that day"
Dando’s Sunflowers
by Carole Mertz

"Their showy brown hearts displayed to all"
Sunflowers on a Corner Table

by Vaughn Neeld

"As old as the Inca bringing sunflowers to the temple"
by Maralee Gerke

"A good luck charm"
by Gail Denham


Ekphrastic Prompt For June 2021


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Marking the Hours
by Lenora Rain-Lee Good
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater

The First Six Months: Poems During a Pandemic
Anthology by Southern Chapter, Illinois State Poetry Society
Editor: Kathy Lohrum Cotton
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

IMAGES: A Collection of Ekphrastic Poetry
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Almost Flowers

Publisher: Independently published
The Inner Room
Poetry by Marcel Aime Duclos

Publisher: Golden Foothills Press
Dearest Papa: A Memoir in Poems
by Thelma T. Reyna

Still Life with Flowers

Perfect Mother's Day Brunch
Asparagus Quiche
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

You don't have to live at Downton Abbey to enjoy this savoury dish
Shrimp Poached in Butter
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Anemones in Paris

Susan Dando


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